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Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources Carol Willsey Bell

Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources

Carol Willsey Bell

Published June 30th 2009
ISBN : 9780806312286
Paperback
386 pages
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This is a very comprehensive guide to the genealogical records and sources in Ohio, written by one of Ohios foremost genealogists, Carol Willsey Bell. For each of Ohios eighty-eight counties, Mrs. Bell supplies the following data: the countyMoreThis is a very comprehensive guide to the genealogical records and sources in Ohio, written by one of Ohios foremost genealogists, Carol Willsey Bell. For each of Ohios eighty-eight counties, Mrs. Bell supplies the following data: the county creation date and the name(s) of the parent county- the county seat- the name and address of the county courthouse, library, historical society, genealogical society, archival district, and health department- a list of relevant land surveys (for land and deed research)- the surrounding counties- and the names of all townships in the county. Next is a detailed breakdown of the court records on microfilm (LDS and Ohio Historical Society), listed first by originating office and then by record group. This includes the records of the State Auditor, Clerks of Court, Court of Common Pleas, Childrens Homes, Coroner, County Homes, County Commissioners, Probate Court, Recorder, Sheriff, Soldiers Relief Commission, and Treasurer. Then there follows an itemization of the census records available for each county, including special schedules, a listing of the countys records on microfilm in the State Library, plus manuscript collections, newspapers, tax records, articles from periodicals, and an extensive list of published sources for that county. And all of this magnificently detailed data on the counties is preceded by an elaborate listing of statewide and regional records and publications.